Dr. Hortencia Jiménez is of Huichol ancestry; she was born in the Sierra Madre in the state of Nayarit, Mexico, and immigrated to the United States with her paternal grandmother and aunt. She holds a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Sociology and is also a certified health coach and sociology professor. Her research writing has appeared in academic publications, and she has been featured in Belatina News, First Gen American, Latinos En Vivo, and Radio Bilingue, as well as numerous podcasts. She is a contributing expert for UnDiet Your Mind app, a community-based app where members can work on their UnDieting journey in a safe and supportive Health at Every Size (HAES), non-diet, and Intuitive Eating aligned space.
Dr. Jimenéz’s work centers on dismantling diet culture from a social- and racial-justice framework and helping Latinxs heal their relationship with food and tap into their ancestral wisdom. You can follow her at @drhortenciajimenez.
Photo credit: Hortencia Jiménez.